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Shia LaBeouf recently backed out of the Broadway play Orphans, tweeting cryptic quotes and private emails from the cast, and now his former co-star Alec Baldwin has something to say about it.
It was previously reported that 26-year old LaBeouf left the show due to "creative differences" with 54-year old Baldwin.
LaBeouf tweeted an email from Baldwin last month in which the 30 Rock actor said, "I don't have an unkind word to say about you. You have my word."
LaBeouf then tweeted, "The theater belongs not to the great but to the brash. Acting is not for gentlemen, or bureaucratic-academics. What they do is antiart," which was said to be a dig at Baldwin.
When Baldwin was asked about the tweet at Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Awards in NYC on Monday, he replied, "I can tell you that, in all honesty, I don't think he's in a good position to be giving interpretations of what the theater is and what the theater isn't," reports US Weekly.
He continued, "I mean, he was never in the theater. He came into a rehearsal room for six or seven days and, uh -- you know, sometimes film actors -- I mean, there are people who are film actors who have a great legacy in the theater. Some of the greatest movie stars had really serious theater careers and still do. And many film actors, though, who are purely film actors, they're kind of like celebrity chefs, you know what I mean? You hand them the ingredients, and they whip it up, and they cook it, and they put it on a plate, and they want a round of applause. In the theater, we don't just cook the food and serve it. You go out in the garden and you plant the seeds and you grow it."
He went on to say that acting in front of a live audience is not for everyone and can be very difficult. "It's a much more intensive and kind of thoughtful process. And there are people, who, that's just not their thing. So for those people who I think it's not their thing, I'm not really interested in their opinion of it. But thanks."
Today, March 6, LaBeouf fired back on Twitter yet again, tweeting, "celebrity" with a screenshot of an email in which Baldwin wrote, "I'm so f--king tired," to which LaBeouf replied, "I'm a hustler, I don't get tired. I'm 26, chief."
— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) March 6, 2013
LaBeouf has since been replaced by Ben Foster, stating, "He will kill it."
Photo courtesy of Twitter